18 February 1993 (A/47/892, S/25309)

Letter from Dr. Nasser Al-Kidwa, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the U.N., to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the Security Council: (Killings)

I am instructed by the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which retains the powers and responsibilities of the Provisional Government of Palestine, to bring the following to your attention.

The Israeli authorities continue to exercise their policies of extreme repression against the Palestinian people living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem. During the past 24 hours, four Palestinian youths in Gaza and the West Bank were killed by the Israeli army. The youths killed were Khalid Mustafa Abu Alkomsan, age 25, from Gaza; Ghassan Abdel Hadi Barghouti, age 14, from Rammallah; Salim Abdellatif Al-Jazzar, age 18, from Askar refugee camp, Nablus; and Jaafar Mohammad Salim Ashrawi, age 17, from Tulkarem.

We reiterate our position that the Security Council, in fulfillment of its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations, must undertake prompt action to bring a halt to such unrelenting repression against the Palestinian people living under Israel's occupation and to provide protection for them, in accordance with resolution 681 (1990).